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I cant copy any files from laptop to external drives

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January 20, 2013 12:39:49 PM

Hello Friends...
I can copy any files (from and to) in any external devices.... wen i tried it says disk write protected

what should i do ???
January 20, 2013 7:46:02 PM

Try this:

Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt

At the flashing cursor type the following:

diskpart (hit <enter>)

Now select the external disk

Now type the following

Attributes volume clear readonly (hit <enter>)

Exit

Did this help????
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January 20, 2013 7:47:11 PM

Also i remember from school some older Hard drives haveing a switch on the outside of them that would set them to ead only.....maybe make sure there is nothing like that on it.
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